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In the 13th Express Entry draw of 2023, the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) extended 4,800 invitations to apply Invitation to Apply (ITAs) to candidates from all three programs managed under the Express Entry application management system. This all-program draw, which required candidates to having a CRS score of 488 were invited in this draw.
|Date of draw||Invitations To Apply||CRS Cut-off Score||Immigration Program|
|May 24, 2023||4800||488||All Program|
The IRCC’s decision to hold an all-program draw signals a return to the holistic selection process that considers candidates from all programs. By adopting this approach, the government aims to attract a diverse pool of skilled workers and professionals, facilitating Canada’s economic growth and development.
Prior to the all-program draw, the IRCC conducted a specific PNP draw on May 10. This draw targeted candidates within the Express Entry pool who had received nominations from Canadian provinces. By prioritizing these candidates, the IRCC strengthens the selection process for immigration, aligning with provincial labour market needs.
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The Express Entry system in 2023 has displayed diverse patterns in inviting candidates, draw frequency, and draw types. IRCC conducted four program-specific draws from February 1 to March 1, including the first-ever draw dedicated to the FSWP.
In 2023, IRCC held 3 draws in February, 4 draws in March and invited over 21,000 candidates. These increased activities reflect Canada’s commitment to attracting skilled workers and professionals amidst the ongoing recovery from the global pandemic.
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